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From Appraising to Consulting

Editor’s Note: You’ll find Part Two of this story at WorkingRE.com (Premium Content). From Appraising to Consulting By Robert K. Bell, Jr., MAI (retired) Many appraisers can convert residential form reporting assignments to consulting assignments with some know how. Many of our appraisals should be labeled appraisal consulting reports, since they give a market value… Read More

New Qualifications / USPAP Explained

New Qualifications/USPAP Explained by David Brauner, Editor If you’ve been busy making a living, perhaps you missed or forgot that important changes to appraiser qualifications and to the Uniform Standards of Professional Practice (USPAP) took effect January 1, 2008. Here is a brief overview of the changes with rational provided by John S. Brenan, Director… Read More

Appraising for Non-Lenders

In order to continue in this profession with a decent income, residential appraisers have to begin looking for additional clients outside of the lending industry. Non-lending clients are attorneys, accountants, agents, homeowners and insurance companies (for insurable value), among others. Attorneys need appraisals for marital assets for divorces; accountants need appraisals for estate purposes (retrospective market… Read More